I wasn’t sure about joining the club. I don’t have a family, I rarely work a ton of hours outside of my work day, and as a high school teacher, these kinds of clubs are often geared toward anything but you. But my teaching life had gotten out of control. My room was a mess, my routines and teaching stale. I needed something to kick start me – even if I didn’t use everything. But I did use a lot – in fact I’m still trying to get through everything. I was able to fix some major problems I’ve had for 20 years. Things that elementary teachers were using – I learned from and could apply some of the same principles to my high school classroom. I’m even using student jobs. Never thought I could make that work in high school. So try it – even if you don’t use everything – it is worth it.
Written by Melody, High School History Teacher on June 18, 2019